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Clerk’s Committee Meeting Agenda, February 2, 2017

January 31st, 2017

Clerk’s Committee Meeting Agenda

Thursday February 2, 2016 2:30 pm

  1. Gathering and Moment of Silence 3 minutes

  2. Approval of Minutes from 12/2 meeting 2 minutes

  3. For approval: Faculty Development Associates 5 minutes

  4. For review: Honorary degree recipient recommendations from Awards Committee 5 minutes

  5. For approval: Agenda for Faculty Meeting on February 8 20 minutes

Possible topics:

  • Curriculum revision

  • Catalog statement on course hours

  • Honorary degrees

  • Others?

  1. For review: Personnel Committee proposal 10 minutes

  2. For discussion: Online course evaluations 10 minutes

  3. For discussion: Planning for upcoming issues 15 minutes

    • Proposal for peace as a core value
    • Compensation adjustments

    • Position requests

    • Administrative structure (divisions and departments)

    • Budget committee revision

    • Committee staffing issues

    • Compensation for faculty service

Really interesting study of economic situation of students

January 27th, 2017

The New York Times has an article along with an online interactive data set exploring the economic background and salary trend of students at a variety of schools. It buys hard into the fallacious connection that is all the rage these days that what you do in college is somehow the prime determinant of your salary in dollars later in life. I wish journalists would challenge that more. But the data are still really cool to examine.

Article: Some Colleges Have More Students From the Top 1 Percent Than the Bottom 60. Find Yours. NY Times: The Upshot, By Gregor Aisch, Larry Buchanan, Amanda Cox and Kevin Quealy, January 18, 2017.

Here are pages for Guilford and for some other colleges we talk about:



High Point University







[link from Jim Hood]

Dates concerning ECG, Spring 2017

January 24th, 2017

I would like to share with you two dates on the ECG calendar:
Tuesday, February 28. Juniors will take the ACT. They will miss all classes, 8:30-1:00. They should finish in time to make 2:30 classes.
Thursday, May 25. 2:00 PM. ECG graduation in Dana Auditorium.

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